Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

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Veronica Soliman 4H
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Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby Veronica Soliman 4H » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:43 pm

I do not feel comfortable using pen on exams. Would I be able to take the final in pencil please?

Josephine Chan 1B
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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby Josephine Chan 1B » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:11 pm

I'm pretty sure only the things written in pen will be graded. If anything, start with pencil and then write out your answer in pen when you're confident with it.

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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby Anushi Patel 1J » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:16 pm

Since the midterm was pen only, I think the final will also be the same way.

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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby MichelleRamirez_2F » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:36 pm

I think you are only allowed to write the tests in pen. Atleast for the midterm they mentioned that only what was written in pen would be graded. This seems reasonable to since we receive our tests back after they are graded and things written in pencil can easily be erased.

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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby 905109118 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:03 pm

I'm the same way and don't like using pens but what I do is do my work in the small space of a corner paper and once I get it down I just rewrite it bigger on the other corner. Hope this helps. (:

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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby 305008749 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:10 pm

The final has to be in pen, at least that is what will be graded. I'm pretty sure you can use pencil to work out some problems though but you have to remember to trace it in pen in order to get credit.

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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:04 am

That's correct, the final must be written in pen.

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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby 904837647 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:14 am

It must be written in pencil if you're think you will need to ask for regrade, but this is a final so i doubt it will matter.

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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby RandallNeeDis3K » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:00 am

I also hate writing in pen, but i usually do problems that have more change of being erased (lewis dot structures) in pencil first, then writing over it in pen once im sure about my answer.

Jingyao Chen 4H
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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby Jingyao Chen 4H » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:09 pm

Thank you all for this info! Maybe I should practice doing homework with pen.

Celena Kim 3I
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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby Celena Kim 3I » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:19 pm

Since Test 1 was already only allowed to be written in pen, it's likely the midterm and final will also need to be in pen.

Merin Padayatty 3G
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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby Merin Padayatty 3G » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:25 am

All tests and midterms have to written in pen.

Matthew ILG 1L
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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby Matthew ILG 1L » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:45 pm

The syllabus says that only pens are allowed on tests. I have always used pencils for homework and other classes because I always am erasing things. But with a pen I have just started putting a large "x" over whatever I would normally erase.

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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby ThomasNguyen_Dis3BZhao » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:47 pm

No the final has to be taken in pen. But I feel the same way. Usually I would just roughly do the work in pencil and then go over with pen. It takes a lot of time so I just use pencil on the questions that are more difficult.

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Re: Can We Take The Final In Pencil?

Postby Juana Abana 1G » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:04 pm

Unfortunately the final will be have to be written in pen just like the midterm and the tests.


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